Quotations from the Bible, especially those significant passages from Leviticus, do not provide firm proof for the pre-Columbian origin of syphilis. A plea is made for the search for reagins of syphilis in pre-Columbian bone pathology.
Goldman L. Syphilis in the Bible. Arch Dermatol. 1971;103(5):535-536. doi:10.1001/archderm.1971.04000170069018